Harvey Tillis creates original photo art and shoots portraits, events, and documentary projects for nonprofit, corporate, and government agency clients. He applies more than 40 years of experience as a businessman, designer, photographer and artist in the financial, corporate, and advertising communities to his craft. Starting with a successful fifteen year career in the commodity futures industry he moved into a second fifteen year career to follow his life-long passion with documentary and editorial photography. During that time Harvey worked for corporate publications of Fortune 500 companies and ad agencies.
Beginning in the early 1990’s Harvey started forming virtual teams composed of independent Internet and interactive multimedia professionals whose complementary skills and personalities resulted in highly effective, efficiently produced projects for both large and small clients around the US. He also worked as a strategist, Creative Director, Producer, and Director of Business Development for dynamic Web and systems integration companies in Chicago on a variety of projects for, among others, Sears, Quill, CSX, and Motorola.
Harvey was a founding member of the Association for Multimedia Communications, one of Chicago’s largest and most dynamic interactive multimedia and Internet trade groups of its time. As its leader Harvey produced hundreds of meetings covering every phase and topic on the New Media and Internet scene.
Harvey has taught E-Business Strategies at Chicago’s Columbia College and has served on the multimedia advisory boards of Columbia College and the Illinois Institute of Art. He also served on the graphics advisory board of Evanston Township High School and the Business Advisory Counsel of Senn High School in Chicago.
Since 2004 Harvey returned to photography full-time as a fine artist as well as providing commercial work for a select variety of corporate, nonprofit and government agency clients. His original art projects include portraits of jazz and blues musicians performing in clubs which is the subject matter for his first book, “10 Years In SPACE“. He also combines his photojournalism skills with a fine artist’s eye in street photography.